Collision at notorious downtown Hamilton intersection led to 8-hour closure, serious injury


Published April 25, 2022 at 9:25 pm

Collision reconstruction investigators “have not been able to rule out any contributing factors” in the transport truck-sedan collision where a Hamilton man was seriously injured on Monday morning.

The collision investigation and subsequent road maintenance led to the intersection of  Dundurn Street and King St. W. — which is one of the most dangerous in Hamilton — being closed for about eight hours on April 25.

Hamilton Police Service released a statement about the collision on Monday night (April 25). It states that a 51-year-old Hamilton man was operating a 2021 Peterbilt transport truck towing a trailer northbound on Dundurn S., toward a controlled intersection at King West.

“This driver began to conduct a left turn to proceed westbound on King Street West,” HPS said.

At the same time, a 31-year-old man was operating a 2017 Acura sedan northbound on Dundurn Street North into the intersection.  The front of the Acura and the front passenger corner of the Peterbuilt vehicle collided and came to rest just west of the intersection.

The Acura driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries. His passenger sustained minor injuries.  The 51-year-old driver was not taken to hospital and has provided a statement to police.

Investigators have not been able to rule out any contributing factors,” HPS added.

Anyone with information that might assist Hamilton Police with the investigation into this collision is asked to contact Det.-Const. Ben Paterson at 905-546-4755.

Information can also be provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at

Dundurn and King is one of the five most dangerous intersections in Hamilton for multi-vehicle collisions, according to last year’s collision report from the City of Hamilton public works department. From 2016 to ’20, Dundurn and King had 26 such collisions, the fourth-most in the city.

It also had the a city-most 11 collisions  between drivers and pedestrians over those five years.

In that same report, the nearby Dundurn S. and Main St. E. intersection was tied for fifth with 25 multi-vehicle collisions. It also had seven incidents where a driver struck a pesestrian.

(Photo via Twitter/@OwenTAnderson).

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